Parent Support Groups

Autism and ADHD Support Groups

We currently run two groups aimed at supporting those who live with Autism or ADHD. This could be parents, carers, grandparents of children with Autism or ADHD. It could be adults who have themselves experienced growing up with Autism or ADHD.

The groups provide an opportunity for people to meet up, have a chat, support each other as well as finding out information. They’re informal relaxed groups of adults with regular visits from organisations that can help and support such as Autism Hampshire, Parent Partnership and Parentlink.

Daytime Support Group: last Thursday of every month, 9.30am – 11.30am

Evening Support Group: second Monday of every month, 7.30pm – 9pm


Our newly developed TIDES group combines our previous Refresh walking group and TIDES group. It provides a supportive environment where people can chat, share experiences and help equip each other to move forward.

Facilitated by Linda from the YFM team, there will a programme of activities planned to inlcude craft and walks as well as plenty of tea and cake!

TIDES takes place every Monday, 12noon-1.30pm.

TIDES programme June-August 2018.


Parent Support Courses

SPOT - Supporting Parents of Teenagers

Supporting parents of teenagers (SPOT) is a course for parents of teenagers (or those soon to be teenagers). The six week course looks at topics such as how well do you know your child, parenting styles, communication, behaviour and conflict resolution, rules and boundaries and support networks.

The course usually runs on a Monday evening or Thursday morning.

“I have found the parenting course very helpful and supportive”


Self Esteem is a six week course for adults aimed at helping them build their confidence. The course looks at boundaries and defences, family messages and rules, control, core feelings, gift and appreciation and forgiveness.

It usually takes place on a Thursday afternoon at Testwood Baptist Church.

If you would like to find out when the next group is running, phone the YFM office of email [email protected]

Managing Your Child's Angry Feelings

Managing your child’s angry feelings is a course aimed at parents who would like some tips on helping them manage their children’s angry outbursts. The course is written by YFM, Families Matter and Hampshire Educational Psychology Department.

It’s a six week course looking at triggers and strategies. The course usually takes place either Monday evenings or Thursday mornings for approximately 1.5 – 2hrs.

For more information phone the office or email [email protected]

Primary Parenting

A course for parents of primary aged children, looking at issues such as:

  • Play
  • Communication
  • Boundaries
  • Parenting styles

For more information phone the office or email [email protected]

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Youth and Families Matter
Testwood Baptist Church,
283a Salisbury Road,
Totton, Southampton,
Hampshire SO40 3LZ

Telephone Number: 023 8086 0320
Email: [email protected]

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